This is the type of review that's a pleasure to write. It's not often that a hotel accomplishes everything that I expected. In all honesty, I'm hard-pressed to think of a single criticism.
I selected this hotel because it was the cheapest option within walking distance to Scottrade Center (roughly 15-20 minutes away by foot). For under $100 a night, I wasn't expecting much. Pulling up to the property, I was surprised to find that the hotel is set up much like a suburban property with a regular parking lot (versus a garage). Parking was free, and the hotel itself is only 4 floors tall. It honestly looks rather out of place. With this setup, you essentially get all of the benefits of a suburban property with the convenience of being in the city. It's worth mentioning that the majority of destinations in downtown are well outside of walking distance. The only option you'd have, short of driving or taking a cab, would be to walk roughly 10 minutes down the street to the Metrolink light rail station. Doable, but not super-convenient. However, if the rates are reasonable, it may well be worth it. This hotel is really best suited to someone who wants to stay in the city and also needs their car.
The service was absolutely outstanding. It started with the front desk staff, who welcomed and joked around with us as soon as we came in the door. As we walked to the room, a janitor who happened to be in the hallway looked over and smiled at us and took the time to welcome us to St. Louis. Later on, another staff member joked around with me as I was getting ice. Little things like this make a huge difference. While we only stayed 1 night, every person we encountered was an absolute pleasure.
We found the room to be well appointed and clean with a comfortable bed. Pretty much a standard hotel room, but better than I expected it to be given the price.
Overall, I was surprised, maybe shocked, to see a middle-of-the-road hotel go so far out of its way to make our stay enjoyable. I wasn't expecting anything special, but now have a hotel that I'd recommend to anyone staying in the area. Props to the management for keeping everyone so motivated and insuring that our stay was fantastic.
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- Courtyard Hotel Saint Louis
- Courtyard Saint Louis
- Saint Louis Marriott
- Saint Louis Courtyard